Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ken Buehler

Kenneth Leslie Buehler


Born:
November 19, 1919
Rib Falls, WI

Died:
April 18, 2019  
Rhinelander, WI


Career
1935-36 Edgar High School - Wisconsin (High School)
1936-37 Edgar High School - Wisconsin (High School)
1937-38 Edgar High School - Wisconsin (High School) 
1939-40 Milwaukee State Teachers College (College)
1940-41 Milwaukee State Teachers College (College)
1941-42 Milwaukee State Teachers College (College)
1942-43 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)
1945-46 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)
1946-47 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1946-47 Milwaukee Shooting Stars (Independent)
1947-48 Milwaukee Shooting Stars (Independent)
1948-49 Milwaukee Shooting Stars (Independent)
1949-50 Milwaukee Shooting Stars (Independent)

Born to Charles and Girda (1889-1977) Buehler in Rib Falls, Wisconsin, Ken grew up in Edgar, Wisconsin. Buehler played football and basketball at Milwaukee Teachers College (now the Univesity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) before signing with Sheboygan. He was the NBL Rookie of the Year in 1942-43 season. He has called up to serve in World War 2 near the end of his rookie season, in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. Returned and played a couple more seasons before pursuing a career in dentistry, earning his dentistry degree in 1950. In 1987, he retired and moved to Florida.

Source:
UWM Hall of Fame
Article, Buehler Talks About First NBL Game with Black Players





Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/b/buehlke01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=buehlke01

1 comment:

  1. Buehler died on April 18, 2019 in Rhinelander, WI.

    Obituary: https://www.nimsgernfuneral.com/obituaries/Kenneth-L-Buehler?obId=4322122#/obituaryInfo

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